About the Journal
Supernatural Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Art, Media, and Culture
Supernatural Studies (print ISSN 2470-203X; online ISSN 2325-4866) is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the academic study of representations of the supernatural, the speculative, the uncanny, and the weird across periods and disciplines. Supernatural Studies welcomes submissions on such representations in literature, film, television, video games, and other cultural texts and artifacts.
Beginning with issue 4.1, publication in Supernatural Studies occurs first in print and is followed 30 days later by open-access electronic publication under a Creative Commons BY-NC license. Material from issues prior to 4.1 will be made available as authorial permissions are secured. The journal is listed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals and indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.
See our latest Calls for Papers here. Submissions regular issues are accepted on a rolling basis. We are also currently seeking submissions for atwo special issues. The first, is on disease, broadly conceived, in response to the current pandemic and has a target date for publication of spring 2021. The second, on the works of Jordan Peele, will be guest edited by Dr. Chesya Burke (Stetson University) and has a target date of publication of spring 2022. See the CFP page for details.
Additionally, Supernatural Studies is a partner in the upcoming Twin Peaks Online Conference on season 3, "It is in our House Now" (19-20 Jun. 2021). The conference is organized in part by Franck Boulègue, guest editor of the special issue of Supernatural Studies on Twin Peaks (vol. 5, no. 2). See the CFP page or Twin Peaks - Unwrapping the Plastic for details.
If you are a scholar interested in serving as a peer reviewer for Supernatural Studies, please fill out this form.
Editorial Board of Supernatural Studies
Leah Richards, LaGuardia Community College,
City University of New York; member, The Council of Editors of Learned Journals
John R. Ziegler, Bronx Community College,
City University of New York
Assistant Executive Editors
Raechel Dumas, San Diego State University
Catherine Siemann, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Social Media Editor
Deborah Christie, Old Dominion University
Scholarly Communications Liaison
Edward Lehner, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
U.K. Business Manager
Anastassiya Andrianova, North Dakota State University
Maija Birenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Christina Carlson, Iona College
Joseph Donica, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Curt Herr, Kutztown University
Bethany Holmstrom, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
Noah Simon Jampol, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Sharmila Mukherjee, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Stephanie Pietros, College of Mount Saint Vincent
Shannon Proctor, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
David J. Puglia, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Sigmund Shen, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
News and Events
1 Sep. 2020: Vol. 6, issue 2 is available in print form. Open-access is forthcoming.
26 Aug. 2020: Proposals are being accepted for the Twin Peaks Online Conference on season 3, "It is in our House Now" (19-20 Jun. 2021).
11 Jun. 2020: Online-first reviews of The Uncanny Child in Transnational Cinema, Affective Intensities and Evolving Horror Forms, B-Movie Gothic, Craving Supernatural Creatures: German Fairy-Tale Figures in American Pop Culture, and more are now available.
1 Dec. 2019: Volume 6, issue 1 is now available as open access here.
The online, open-access reviews section of Supernatural Studies is live and accepting submissions.
Read Paolo Javier and Thomas Fink's "Exchange with Leah Richards and John Ziegler on Their Editorial Stewardship of Supernatural Studies" on Dichtung Yammer (1 Dec. 2019).
Read one participant's reflection on presenting at the inaugural 2018 Supernatural Studies Conference.
Other News and Resources
11 Jun. 2020: Amsterdam UP series on early modern/medieval alterity seeks proposals
The book series "Monsters and Marvels: Alterity in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds" (formerly Medieval Institute Publications' "Monsters, Prodigies, and Demons: Medieval and Early Modern Constructions of Alterity") at Amsterdam University Press seeks proposals. See this flyer for details and contact information.